UOW strives to provide all new graduates with the career support they need, up to two years out of university. That being said, UOW continues to provide support in many other ways throughout the rest of your career journey.
Alumni who have been out of university for less than two years can access the following services, which are available via our UOW Careers Central website:
- Career resources available on CareerHub and CareerHub+
- What can I do with my degree?
- Applying for jobs
- Resume reviews
- Job board
- Career events includes workshops and expos
- Talk with a Careers Consultant
CareerHub is a one stop shop to search for jobs, register for events or workshops and to browse a wide array of job resources.
How do I get access to CareerHub?
When you completed your degree you would have received an email to notify that your status on CareerHub has changed from 'Current Student' to 'Graduate'. If you wish to access CareerHub please follow the prompts below:
- Head to the CareerHub log in page
- Select the 'Graduate' option to log in
- What if I need to reset my password? You can do this by using the following link, clicking on ‘Graduate’ and then ‘Reset Password’.
- If you have forgotten your CareerHub Username, Student Number or email address then click on ‘Forgotten your details or don't have access to your email address?’ and follow the prompts.
Professional Associations - List of Australian professional organisations, associations and societies
Remuneration and working conditions
Fair Work Commission - Information for employees on workplace rights and obligations
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) - Free workplace advice and other information
Fair Work Ombudsman-Student Rights - Rights and responsibilities for all employees including students
To assist you in preparing for your career transition – whether it’s entering the job market, a new role, career progression with your current employer, or a complete change in career, the Grad-U-Ready Series is all about helping you to be better prepared. For an overview of the program and to register for the next series, visit the UOW careers website.
CareerHub+ can be accessed while you are logged into CareerHub. It is an online library specifically designed to improve student, graduate and alumni employability. As a graduate of UOW you have access to an extensive range of interactive tools, videos, eLearning and written resources.
Note: Once logged into CareerHub (instructions on Career Hub Tab) simply click on the CareerHub+ tab on the top blue banner to gain access.
Now is a great time to reflect on your skills, experiences and career motivations. Here are some resources we have handpicked for you, but we also invite you to explore all the resources available in CareerHub+:
- What do you really want to do?
- What’s in your transferrable skills suitcase
- Importance of understanding your skills
- What’s your style of working?
- Ensuring quality reflection on work experiences
- Planning your CV
- Writing your CV
- Upload your CV – to CV360 resume tool
- Cover letter masterclass
- 5 steps to addressing selection criteria
- Power verbs generator
- Interview Preparation
- Interview Simulator (under My Tools section)
- Job hunting techniques
To make sure you are ready to join the workforce, here are some additional CareerHub Plus suggestions:
- Prioritisation and your to do list
Targeted skill: Time Management
- To ask or not to ask for help
Targeted skills: Decision making, communication and problem solving
- Coping with open plan offices or Being productive when working from home
Targeted skill: Teamwork, communication and time management
- 3 tips to deal with missing a deadline
Targeted skill: Problem solving
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What can I do with my degree? Need a little inspiration?
A UOW degree can open the door to a broad range of career pathways.
My future - Explore your strengths to help find the right career path and take the first steps towards finding a dream job.
LinkedIn Alumni Tool - The Alumni tool on LinkedIn shows you what UOW alumni and current students are doing in their career journeys. This helps you explore career paths, discover top employment destinations and connect with alumni for advice.
Other resources - Discover key links to labour market information, reports on skills shortages and opportunities, as well as job-seeking.
Explore these professional development resources to help you start building your career:
- The Guardian Careers Blog - Top tips to get a promotion at work
- Seek Learning – How to prepare for a performance review
- Indeed Career Guide – How to succeed in your new job: the first week, month and 90 days
- Seek Learning – How to become a first time manager
- Indeed Career Guide – 9 ways to improve your personal development skills
- Forbes – Leadership and Development
- Mind Tools – Mentoring: a mutually beneficial partnership
Graduate programs are formal, structured programs generally within larger businesses and government organisations. These programs require students to go through a formal recruitment process including online applications, interviews and psychometric testing assessment centres, which can last up to six-nine months. Some Graduate Programs allow you to apply up to two years after graduating. Click here for more information including dates, timeframes, and help applying.
Looking to change your career or take it to the next level?
Realise your professional potential with a UOW postgraduate degree. Choose from online, flexible or on-campus study options. And with many courses offering Commonwealth supported places, where the government funds up to 75 per cent of your fees - it's never been easier to reach your goals.
The 7 Minute Job Interview features experts providing job interview tips, resume tips, career advice and LinkedIn training to students, recent graduates and young professionals.
The Dream Job Ready podcast features guests that have landed the types of jobs the rest of us want. From CEOs and CMOs of the world's most loved companies, to designers, data scientists, sports commentators, sales directors and a million amazing job titles in between. UOW alumnus, Dane Sharp, interviews guests about their dream jobs and career experience, asking them to explain how they got to where they are today; discuss the opportunities, learnings and mistakes that they faced along the way; share insights that have helped them; and give advice about the ways we can all be dream job ready.
Don’t forget to update your details with our Alumni office to take advantage of the range of opportunities available to you as a UOW alumnus.
Alumni are eligible to access a range of complimentary benefits including, but not limited to:
- UOW Outlook Magazine
- Chapters and networks
- Alumni discount program
- Postgraduate study
- Library membership
- UOWmail (email for life)
Visit the UOW alumni benefits page to find out more.